Antique, Dated 1675 EX-RARE Brass Sundial Old English Transience of Life Quote. For your consideration is a charming and rare antique Sundial - an instrument designed for measuring time, used since ancient Egyptian times and now a well-regarded element of any garden of sophistication. Made of thick brass or bronze with an elaborated cut out harp shaped gnomon. Dated 1675 dial plate, with beautifully engraved Roman numerals and a themed decoration, reminding us about the transience of life: a skull and a scythe illustrating a quote in old English "Lifes but a shade".The Medieval memento mori style darkness is compensated by the beautiful sun and the scrolls surrounding the gnomon. All original, unique and authentic. 8" diameter (across) x 4.5" tall with gnomon. All original with good age patination. Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "imeon" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.